Every winter off the coast of Tromsø, the gateway to the arctic, a great number of orcas and humpback whales gather to feast on rich feeding grounds. Our unique Whale Research Safari combines one of the most incredible displays nature has to offer with a captivating, in-depth research experience.
We meet at Polaria aquarium where our marine mammal scientist will introduce you to the whales of Norway and the research program through an engaging presentation. At sea, our guests have the possibility to take part in the research and become a marine biologist for the day.
Those who wish to sit back and enjoy the show are welcomed to, but guests who are eager to help can assist us in collecting:
- Behavioural observations
- Underwater footage
- Vocal recordings
When the conditions are right, we deploy our hydrophone and listen to the enchanting songs of the whales.
After the trip, enjoy an afternoon at Polaria, the world’s northernmost aquarium, and discover Norway’s fascinating marine life. Hot meals are available, and can be added on to your trip by selecting the “Hot Meal” option.
Combine your trip and get a discount!
Combine your whale watching trip with a Northern lights adventure and get a 10% discount! Discover all there is to know about the aurora at Tromsø Museum and join our exclusive Northern Lights Dinner Cruise onboard our antique tall ship.
- Whale Research Safari
- Entrance to Polaria Aquarium
- Whale research presentation
- Hot meal (optional)
- Hot beverages & snacks
- Warm floatation suit
What to Bring?
- Camera and binoculars (optional)
- Seasickness medication (if needed)
- Wool under layers & socks
- Winter boots, gloves, scarf & hat
- Duration: 4-5 hours
- Degree of Difficulty: Easy/Medium
- Location: Tromsø
- Meeting Time: 8:30 a.m
- Meeting Point: Polaria Aquarium
Stephanie and Fred Erik made this orca safari so great. They find hidden fjords and calm places where you can enjoy the orcas wild behavour. The quality on both the boat and the hotel they got us, where very satisfying!
The best experience of my life to date!!! We saw ORCA’S!!!! The most wonderful, accomodating, thoughtful people, I could not have asked for a better experience! The accomodation was perfect, the restaurants were superb and the whales – oh the whales were breath taking!
Une sortie passionnante proposée par des passionnés ! Avant le départ Stephanie nous propose une petite présentation sur la baleines…
Stephanie and Fred are operating a family business and I believe it is a completly different experience then a regular touristic boat. Stephanie, a biologue, gave us a very informative presentation about whales. At the end we are happy to see bunch of orcas and a humpback.